McALLEN, Texas - A McAllen mayoral candidate says he does not deserve credit for distributing $70 million worth of food to the needy of South Texas over the past year. Rather, Othal Brand, Jr., said, all the praise should go...
MCALLEN, Texas - Numerous chambers of commerce in the Rio Grande Valley and northern Tamaulipas want to see Presidents Biden and López Obrador meet in person to address current challenges. Such a meeting would serve as a pathway to improve...
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas - Starr County Judge Eloy Vera says local residents are getting sick and tired of the heavy DPS presence. Drive along U.S. 83 and they are parked every 100 or 200 feet, he said. Unless there...
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas - The Biden Administration is working on a plan to reopen the international bridges to so-called “non-essential” travel, says U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar. The U.S. border with Mexico has been closed to all but business and...
LOS INDIOS, Texas - As thousands of Central American migrants are on either sides of U.S.-Mexican border before they head to destinations all over the United States, hundreds of their fellow countrymen are waiting to go south. These are not...
At a recent news conference at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez took umbrage at a question I asked about reopening our international bridges. I asked whether denying Mexican visa holders the opportunity to come and shop...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Ton Garza has told border communities to tell their story and not let those from outside the region set the narrative. Speaking on a webinar hosted by the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic...
McALLEN, Texas - McAllen Mayor Jim Darling is fed up with all the negative publicity surrounding the Rio Grande Valley perpetrated by certain national politicians and news outlets. At a news conference to announce new non-stop flights between McAllen and...
McALLEN, Texas - Congressman Vicente Gonzalez predicts the Rio Grande Valley economy will rebound strongly once the coronavirus pandemic is defeated, to such an extent it will resemble the Roaring 20s. The McAllen Democrat held a news conference at the...
WESLACO, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley had a “fantastic” Christmas if measured by sales tax revenue collections.  For the months of November and December 2020 combined, the Valley’s sales tax revenues were up 8.26 percent, as compared to the...

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